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Sexual & Physical Elder Abuse

Experienced New Orleans Elder Abuse Lawyers

Due to mental and/or physical incapacity, elderly patients in nursing homes are sometimes targeted by perpetrators of physical and sexual abuse. They may fall prey to appalling acts that cause irreparable emotional harm, not to mention serious physical injuries. Some acts of abuse can even cause the wrongful death of an elderly patient.

Unfortunately, the sexual and physical abuse of elders is poorly understood and grossly underreported. Memory loss, confusion, and difficulty with communication can interfere with an elderly victim’s ability to report abuse or may even result in a report being “swept under the rug” and ignored as false or exaggerated.

Garcia & Artigliere is passionate about standing up for victims of elder physical and sexual abuse across the U.S. If you or someone you love experienced any type of abuse at a nursing home or by a caregiver, our New Orleans nursing home abuse attorneys are here to fight for your rights. We know how to expose wrongdoing and bring at-fault parties to justice.

To get started, call (504) 608-4251. We offer a free, private consultation to talk to you about your case and concerns.

Signs of Sexual Abuse

There are specific signs to look for in an elderly loved one that may be indications of sexual abuse:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Bruising or other injuries in the pelvic area
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Damaged or stained undergarments
  • Emotional withdrawal, depression, and suicide attempts

Signs of Physical Abuse

The following are potential signs of elder physical abuse:

  • Unexplained burns, broken bones, abrasions, or other injuries
  • Recurring bruises or other injuries
  • Signs of restraints, such as rope marks on the wrists or ankles
  • Attempts to hide or self-treat injuries
  • Fear of a certain caregiver
  • Withdrawal, depression, and suicide attempts

If you notice any sign of elder abuse, seek immediate help. Call our New Orleans elder abuse lawyers at (504) 608-4251 and we can help you determine whether you have a case and how to stop abuse in its tracks. Se habla español.

Why Hire
Garcia & Artigliere?

  • Founder Stephen M. Garcia has served as lead counsel in more than 2,500 elder and/or dependent adult abuse cases.
  • Garcia & Artigliere has served as counsel on behalf on consumers throughout the United States in matters resulting in over $1.3 billion in settlements and jury verdicts.
  • At Garcia & Artigliere, you will never be charged a fee - not even court costs or expenses - until we win your case.
  • The firm is known for successfully handling the most complex cases of elder neglect and mistreatment.
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    Obtained a $38.6 million settlement, considered to be the largest Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act settlement (EADACPA) in ...

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    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia successfully resolved a matter for an 87-year-old woman who was repeatedly sexually molested by the co-manager ...

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    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia settled a California class action for $4.5 million and an Oregon class action for $1 million against a nursing ...

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    Elder abuse attorney Stephen M. Garcia obtained a judgment of more than $1.3 million against a residential care facility for elder abuse and wrongful ...

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    An elderly man was severely neglected by nursing home staff members and died as a result of the facility’s chronic under-staffing and under-budgeting. ...

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